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Equitable Teamwork

Equitable Teamwork

Average Reading Time: 2 minutes 55 seconds Unless you’re a complete narcissist, I think there’s always a slight worry when someone close to you starts a sentence with, “I was chatting to X about you today…” I had that experience just last week when my wife was relaying a conversation that she’d had with a […]

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Superstars and Anchors

Superstars and Anchors

If you’re leading a senior team, it’s likely to contain individuals with different levels of experience, ability and engagement. If we consider this as a spectrum, on the far left are those individuals that we’ll refer to as the Superstars. Just short of the other end, are those that we’ll call the Anchors. Your Superstars […]

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The Power of a Thank You

The Power of a Thank You

Average reading time: 2 minutes Thank you. These are two small, yet incredibly powerful words that can so easily be overlooked by leaders and team members. During the entire 12-month period of preparing for and deploying on my second tour of duty to Iraq, I cannot recall a single time when our Commanding Officer expressed […]

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Stop trying to motivate your team

Stop trying to motivate your team

I’m always being asked questions about motivation. Questions like “How do I motivate my team?” or “How do I keep my team motivated?”. This is a really common dilemma for leaders and managers at all levels. Whether you are a newly promoted team leader, a divisional head in a major PLC, an MD or CEO […]

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What’s the number one job of a leader?

What’s the number one job of a leader?

Average reading time: 3 minutes 35 seconds “Ben, what’s the most important job of a leader?” That was the question that Bruce Scott, the Company Chairman, asked me over dinner one winter’s night. I hadn’t long been promoted to the Senior Leadership Team at World Challenge. I remember the conversation as if it were yesterday. […]

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